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Quote of Oscar Wilde - Man is least himself when he...


Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
C'est lorsqu'il parle en son nom que l'homme est le moins lui-même. Donnez-lui un masque et il vous dira la vérité.

German
Der Mensch ist am wenigsten er selbst, wenn er in eigener Person spricht. Gib ihm eine Maske, und er sagt die Wahrheit.




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The mask is torn off, the reality remains.




Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes for: mask


Quotes

Quotes about mask:


No one can wear a mask for very long.





Everything that is profound loves the mask.





Virtue will not be followed but for herself; and, if we sometimes borrow her mask for some other occasion, she presently pulls it off again.





To me men are for what they are, They wear no masks with me.







Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Don't forget to love yourself.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





To be in love is to surpass one's self.





When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.





Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.












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